On Thursday night, Gidon Bromberg and Munqeth Mehyar received the 2018 Bright Award for co-founding EcoPeace Middle East, a nonprofit organization using environmental sustainability as a means to promote regional peace. The Bright Award, conferred annually by the Stanford Law School (SLS), recognizes outstanding work in promoting global sustainability. Each winner is granted $100,000 and the opportunity to deliver a public lecture at the University.
With this one-sided condemnation, the Senate has legitimized Hamas and its attacks on civilians while cynically rejecting any real self-defense by Israel, all in your name. The ASSU election is coming. If some of these Senators don’t represent you, vote for a better slate.
When students decide that their mission is so blindly committed to a cause that they do not make an attempt to present Israel’s rationale, they are the creators and propagators of harmful one-sided rhetoric.
We are concerned, however, that the conversation erased moderate voices that acknowledge both Israeli and Palestinian histories and rights to self-determination, and did an intellectual disservice to those in the audience by framing a multifaceted issue as a binary of right and wrong. The debate failed to meet the standard of critical dialogue and meaningful education befitting an institution like Stanford.
When I was 15, I helped one of the Israeli families move out of their home in Gaza. I assured them that this good gesture would bring us closer to peace. But, instead, what followed since then were thousands of rockets being fired at Israeli civilians from the Gaza strip. I realize I was wrong. Shouting for unilateral actions without striving towards dialogue will not lead to a peaceful coexistence. I wish that the Palestinian people will gain independence soon, but to achieve this goal we should put our efforts into promoting a dialogue, not divestment.
Members of Stanford Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) staged a public protest last week in White Plaza. On the steps of the stage across from Tresidder Union, students used chalk to write the names and ages of children killed in the Israel-Gaza conflict that unfolded over the summer.
I’ve always loved “Lord of the Rings.” I first read “The Hobbit” in elementary school, and have since read the trilogy several times. There are many qualities of the books that draw me to them — the grand adventure, the detailed mythology — but the most attractive aspect of Middle Earth is that it makes…
History repeats itself. This trite refrain rings true for followers of the Gaza-Israel conflict, which has seen three full-scale Israeli operations against Hamas since 2007. The first two operations followed a basic structure defined by Hamas rocket fire, Israeli airstrikes, a ground invasion and an internationally brokered ceasefire. Each took a serious human toll on…